1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Trifolium Tourn. ex L.
      1. Trifolium quartinianum A.Rich.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Uganda (Mt. Elgon).

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Diagnostic
    Annual subglabrous herb, usually rather stout and spreading, differing from the two previous species in the leaflets rather wider in proportion to their length, up to 52 by 16 mm.; peduncles glabrous; outer bracts ovate, lobed or toothed, up to 7 mm. long; calyx-lobes ovate at the base, overlapping when mature, drawn out into subulate points, in all 4–7 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Standard 11–12 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 8 mm. long.
    Ovules
    Ovules 4–6.
    Fruits
    Pod with a very wide dorsal suture, ±4 by 2·5 mm.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4–5, or perhaps sometimes fewer by abortion, golden brown, ellipsoid oblong, ± 1·8 by 1·2 mm.; hilum at the end.
    Habitat
    Short grassland; 1500–1700 m.; rainfall ± 1300 mm.
    Distribution
    U3
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda

    Trifolium quartinianum A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 169 (1847)

    Accepted by

    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 7: 397 (1952).
    • Fiori in N. Giorn. Bot. Ital. n.s. 55: 336, fig. 2 (1949).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 55 (1871).
    • A. Rich., Tent. F1. Abyss. 1: 169 (1847).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Zohary, M. & Heller, D. (1984). The Genus Trifolium. Jerusalem.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0